The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle accelerator in the world, has resumed operation since April for its third run following a three-year halt for renovations.
These are the top 5 facts you should know about the LHC as it prepares to operate at extremely high energy levels.
The biggest and most intricate machine ever constructed
Enormous volume of data
Over 30 petabytes of LHC experiment data are stored annually at CERN's DATA Center.
1 billion collisions every second
The goal of the scientists is to provide 1.6 billion collisions per second using the narrower beam.
Hotter than the sun
The two beams collide and produce temperatures that are more than 100,000 times hotter than the sun's hottest region.
Only the opening chapter
The LHC is the largest and most sophisticated machine ever created.